Nile Monitor on the Chobe

Neville Jones

Wheelers Hill, Australia

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Artist's Description

We spotted this Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus) on the banks of the Chobe. The 5 foot lizard was tackling a giant catfish. We have no idea what preceded this encounter but we all agreed with our Guide who asserted that there was no way the Monitor could have caught the fish while it was still alive. There being no people around, we concluded that at some point an African Fish Eagle had snatched the fish from the water then dropped it as it was clearly too large for an Eagle to fly away with.

Featured on Indigenous to East & Southern Africa
Featured on Animals of Africa

TOP 10 in the Indigenous to East & Southern Africa Group Challenge, Reptiles of East & Southern Africa and Islands
Top Ten in the Creatures starting with ‘N’ in Animals of Africa

Sony A100
Sony 75-300mm f3.5-5.6
f/5.6 @1/500 300mm ISO-200

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